Randy McFarlane’s feast of wine at 1789

Haut Brion, Climens, Dom Ruinart, Dauvissat, Barolo – and so much more By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 4 January 2017 Leave it to Randy McFarlane to organize such a great event. I have known Randy and his wife Caroline for over 10 years now, and we get together annually on several occasions to drink and […]

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From Barolo 1964 to Palmer 2002: wine with friends

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 25 May 2015 Long weekends, friends and wine. A balmy summer-like evening, time for barbecue as well. We were 8 altogether and enjoyed 10 wines spanning 50 years. Wines in bold I liked particularly, when red and bold even more and when underlined, too, wine nirvana. Flight One / Champagne […]

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The empire strikes back: Latour 59 and 62 and why I love Bordeaux

11 January 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Most of 2014 I spent visiting wine regions outside of Bordeaux, from Southern Styria to Nemea, Greece. Like many #wine lovers, I got tired of the escalating prices of top Bordeaux wines. And as much as I love Burgundy, there too, some domains have been jacking their […]

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In honor of Barolo: UNESCO World Heritage Site

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles In honor of Barolo being named a UNESCO world heritage site this year, I (finally) post notes from a special Barolo vertical tasting reaching back to vintages from the 1950s and guided by friend and Italian wine lover expert and author Ian d’Agata at the Merano Wine Festival 2013 from […]

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